In the Preferences dialog box, indicate which preferences are document-specific.
In the Preferences dialog box, please indicate which preferences only apply to the current document. See this article for more details: https://indesignsecrets.com/visual-guide-indesign-preferences.php
Durham Bell commented
52 votes in UserVoice? That has to be a new record! 🤣 Sorry, with all the "I can't believe [CC App] doesn't [thing it should have done long ago]!!" rants on the support forum you'd think the UV votes would be piling up in droves. This is a really good one, and it has a whole 52 people behind it.
In fairness to users, they really make this hard to find but the developers don't even glance at the support forums.
I vote for this too. And maybe Adobe could add an option for the user to decide if the specific preference is only applied to the document or globally.
I think this issue goes even beyond the preferences panel; there are several settings you can set with buttons in the menu-bar.
Depending on if you have a document open or not, it sets that setting as document specific or global.
For example, the display performance setting can be set globally in the preferences panel or the menu bar (when no document is open). If a document is open, the button in the menu bar sets the display performance only for that document.
When chosing a setting in the menu bar, we need indicators, if those settings are refering to the document or the actual preferences of InDesign.
If it's document specific, it shouldn't even be in Preferences. It should be in Document Settings
I vote for this!
Yesssss! quero ver com clareza o que afeta apenas o documento editado, e o que afeta todos meus documentos!
I agree, totally. Strange it hasn´t been done.
Regina Aretz commented
Having document-specific preferences clearly indicated would be super helpful.
Alexander Stan commented
a preference guide is definitively needed!
Thanks for working on this.
I vote Yes!
Lukas Engqvist commented
Thanks sorry took time to see this. Agree that it is needed.
I vote yes - great suggestion and very helpful.
Jill Nelson commented
Hi — Though I've used the program for so long that I'm aware of how most of them work, this would be a helpful feature to have.